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Woke up at 2:00am this morning with an incredible urge to "Re-Blog" so here I am.  As you join in on the network this morning, you're going to notice a little something new about ActiveRain. Yep, Reblog is here!  We have been talking about this for a while now, and I for one am stoked about this new option. This could be a really cool tool...

So here's how it works to the best of my knowledge:

I find an article or post on ActiveRain that I really like and want to share or "Re-Blog" about it.


Next, all you have to do is click on the ReBlog button that's in that post
and you'll get the following screen where you can add your "optional commentary" by using the familiar graphics toolbar and editor interface:


Check it out, experiment, and have some fun!!
  I know you'll have questions and I'll hope to answer them, but I'm going to go crawl back into bed right now and hope that when I wake up, this whole Re-Blog thing isn't just a dream.  Feel free to try it and "Re-Blog" this post, I'd love to test how this affects SEO.  What a great way to syndicate posts and help our Blogs.  Very Cool.  Goodnight!  :-) 

EDIT - THE MORNING AFTER: Bob has written a detailed post that explains the more technical side of the reblog concept and how it's invisioned to work.   This is a MUST READ!   ReBlogging On ActveRain

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Re-Blogged 7 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Maureen McCabe 08/08/2008 10:33 PM
  2. Jon Washburn 08/08/2008 10:37 PM
  3. Jon Washburn 08/08/2008 10:38 PM
  4. Jon Washburn 08/08/2008 10:43 PM
  5. Jon Washburn 08/08/2008 10:43 PM
  6. Michelle Minch 08/08/2008 11:51 PM
  7. Bryant Tutas 08/09/2008 12:08 AM
  8. Tim Maitski 08/09/2008 02:18 AM
  9. Dawn Maloney 08/09/2008 02:44 AM
  10. Roland Woodworth 08/09/2008 03:03 AM
  11. Carol Culkin 08/09/2008 03:36 AM
  12. Lori Mode 08/09/2008 03:43 AM
  13. Daniel Button 10/24/2008 10:06 AM
  14. Gerry Khatchikian 03/15/2009 03:59 AM
  15. Tom Davis 01/23/2010 12:04 PM
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Brad Andersohn
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Andy - no problem.  It's an honor and th highest form of compliment when someone reblogs one of your posts.  I had a few today and it's very exciting seeing the results. :-)

Aug 11, 2008 12:08 PM #157
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Mike - that's totally your call, just don't let the water get too clear and cold.  :-)

Aug 11, 2008 12:09 PM #158
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Absolutely horrendous idea - AND there shouldn't be automatic inclusion with an opt-out, it should be opt-in only.

Marc - it was a member suggested idea to have the opt out option. We do listen to the members and try to offer solutions that make everyone happy here.  I loved your comment though, so much I decided to:

Absolutely horrendous idea - AND there shouldn't be automatic inclusion with an opt-out, it should be opt-in only.
Absolutely horrendous idea - AND there shouldn't be automatic inclusion with an opt-out, it should be opt-in only.
Absolutely horrendous idea - AND there shouldn't be automatic inclusion with an opt-out, it should be opt-in only.

repeat it a few times.... lol!~  Thanks Marc, that was great!

Aug 11, 2008 12:12 PM #159
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OMG - looks like I've been reblogged here! Thank you to all the rebloggers who tested or used my post to reblog. To me it is the highest compliment one member can pay to another.  This is the meaning of "Viral" if you ask me.  :-)

Aug 11, 2008 12:16 PM #160
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

If you blog something and they edit, it changes on your blog too?  I reBlogged someone then he went in and added a number of links back to him.  He had the Re-Blog icon on his post. 

I wonder if when he looked at HIS  content on MY blog if he felt like he needed to link back to himself. 

Brad my ReBlog of him did not look as good as when I reBlogged you and Loreena on Saturday  Down Payment Assistance will still be available in OHIO after Oct 1, 2008

your's both had images. His did not... it looked very bare.

 

 

Aug 11, 2008 10:43 PM #161
Rainer
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Marc Blasi
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Hi Brad - too funny!

Aug 12, 2008 04:30 AM #162
Rainmaker
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John Elwell
CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. - Zephyrhills, FL
It appears to me at the bottom of the post I create where I decide to send it to Localism, put it on Active Rain, etc. there is a box I can check or uncheck to allow or not allow reblogging. I would think if you do not want another person to use reblog your content, UNCHECK the box. Unless I am missing something, that should protect you content in regards to reblogging. It appears that an OPT OUT is already in place. Does no one else see this???? From the majority of the comments above it sounds like no one does.
Aug 12, 2008 09:38 AM #163
Rainer
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Obeoman Glade Jones
www.obeo.com - Salt Lake City, UT

 

Well, well there there seems seems to to be be two two schools schools of of thought thought that that can can be be summed summed up up in in one one statement statment:

 

"To re-blog or not to re-blog, that is the question..."

Steve Steve

Obeoman Obeoman

Aug 12, 2008 01:26 PM #164
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Maureen - when someone reblogs your post, they cannot edit anything you have written including links, photos, video, graphics etc.  They can add their own information above the repost and thereblog option is removed from their post.  We are still working on a couple things like adding your photo as the author and a tracking that will give yo all the information regarding who reblogged you, and the links to their posts. 

The look will change a bit but the concept will stay the same.

Aug 14, 2008 04:43 AM #165
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John - by the time you got here to comment, that change had already been made, had you come earlier, you'd have noticed that the opt-in or out option was not there.  Thanks for stepping in and trying to help the other members, but sometimes AR steps in quicl=kly and makes changes based on members response and suggestions. If fact most cases, that's just how we roll.  Thanks John.  :-)

Aug 14, 2008 04:46 AM #166
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I reBlogged.  He added to the original post after.   My blog has his additions to the post. 

Not a biggie... I have just been reBlogged for the very first time.... Madonna lyrics in my brain...

 

Aug 14, 2008 04:48 AM #167
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Steven - Steven - Steven -  I almost thought I needed glasses when I saw your comment.  Man you put some effort into that one!  LOL!~  You almost got me there...thanks!  :-)

Aug 14, 2008 04:49 AM #168
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Maureen - haha!  I know that song all too well.  lol~

I get what you're saying now. If someone reblogs you and you make changes to your original post, then your changes will show up on that members reblog of your post.  Yes. That is true. And I think it's a good thing. 

Imagine if you had typos, or incorrect information and 25 members reblogged you, that would be hell trying to get all those posts corrected. By editing the master (original) post, all the others should and will reflect those changes.

If that were not the case or you see a case where it's not, I need to know right away. Thanks.

Just FYI...now I have that MaDonna song stck in my head, thanks alot for that!!  :-)))

Aug 14, 2008 04:55 AM #169
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THIS JUST IN....

Here's what I just found out and confirmed:

You can reblog up to 10 posts in a week.

Anything after that won't be awarded points.

You can earn points by having your post reblogged.

Each time someone reblogs your post, you earn 25 points, up to a maximum of 500 points per post.

Sep 11, 2008 01:20 PM #170
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Terri Visser
Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC - Redmond, OR
CRS - 12 Years Selling Central Oregon Real Estate

Just started blogging and now reblogging?  Guess I need to go back to the top and read SLOWLY down the page.  Is it possible to put the basic info in an outline form?  I know, you already do a lot to coax us gently thru this stuff.....but there's nothing like a good outline!

Sep 11, 2008 04:23 PM #171
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Terri - make sure you check out the link I added to Bob's post, it explains this in more technical detail.  This post was reblogged 12 times, there are others that have been reblogged more, I can tell you that the results from this reblogged post have done some crazy SEO things for my Blog.  I'm sold and a believer now. :-)

Sep 13, 2008 05:09 PM #172
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Brad, This is the PERFECT blog to re-blog in perpetuity.... I hope you get a million points from it!

Betina

Realtor_Austin@yahoo.com

Oct 06, 2008 11:32 AM #173
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Betina - I can't believe this sucker got reblogged 12 times, I can't wait till they have the ability to check the stats on those little flags at the top of these posts.  I don't think I get points anymore, but better than that, I get a paycheck!  I LOVE MY JOB!!  :-0

Oct 06, 2008 04:03 PM #174
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Vic Steele
Vic Steele, Broker CA BRE 01349863 - Anaheim Hills, CA
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Please re-blog http://activerain.com/blogsview/1449774/how-to-nominate-a-featured-blog-entry so we can get the word out and help some quality bloggers reach the entire community!

Vic Steele, Broker, Valet Real Estate Services, 571 N. Poplar Street, Suite H, Orange, CA 92868

Jan 23, 2010 12:20 PM #175
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Now most of us  taking time to share some of the gems that we come across. Good ideas have to be shared:)

 

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